How is the volume measured?
The volume of each backpack is measured using a standard method: we fill the main compartment, as well as each pocket, with little balls. We then empty these balls into a graduated container, which gives the equivalent volume in litres.
How to adjust your backpack?
1 - Loosen all the straps (straps, belt, load adjuster straps)
2 - Put on the backpack
3 - Retighten the shoulder straps
4 - Adjust the load adjuster straps as needed
How to fill your backpack?
Put heavy belongings on the bottom. Store your clothing around these items. Keep your waterproof jacket and/or sweater to hand. Place small items that you use every day (sun cream, map, glasses, etc.) in the pockets. The flask can be placed in the side pockets designed for this.
We carry out several laboratory tests to validate the bag's components: fabric, buckles, straps, foam, zips. For example, for a fabric, we test the resistance to abrasion and tearing, colour fastness when exposed to UV light and washing, as well as waterproofing. We also carry out tests to check assembly durability with the help of a dummy which reproduces a hiker’s movements to show several years of wear on the bag.
A score for comparing the products' environmental impact
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and using various indicators. A score from A to E is provided in order to easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (t-shirts, trousers, backpacks). Decathlon is committed to displaying the environmental information of its products.
Our Quechua hiking backpacks are guaranteed for 10 years.
Our commitment? To provide durable products that you can use for all your country walks and strolls. Because the products we love the most are those which have stories to tell and will have more to tell in the future! The warranty covers the defects of the backpack, excluding those resulting from normal wear and improper use.